Morning News: Vets and Mortgages

Grievous Angel at Rochesterturning has a follow-up piece to yesterday's Massa press conference. It looks at TRICARE, the federal program for those who are ineligible for VA benefits, such as National Guard and Reserve. Massa's plan would expand VA benefits to include Guard and Reserve vets.

The Buffalo News has a backgrounder on the recent mortgage rescue bill. Randy Kuhl was the only member of the area delegation to vote against that bill. Though the Bush Administration had issued a veto threat, they backed down after Congress agreed to the Freddie Mac/Fannie Mae line of credit.